Press Release

Coworking with Wisdom launches in Downtown Berkeley

Wisdom and a Coworking community enlighten state of the art offices with Yoga classes, meditation and seminars for a healthier work-life balance.

BERKELEY, August 30th, 2018 -- A new approach to coworking is coming to downtown Berkeley, combining the ancient arts of mindful wisdom with modern office amenities for knowledge workers. On September 28th, Dharma College is launching Coworking with Wisdom in its landmark building a block from the Berkeley BART station. Coworking with Wisdom is explicitly designed to let members experience a sense of purpose and meaning in their work and in their lives.

The 35,000 square foot building features spacious rooms filled with natural light, free Wi-Fi and printing facilities, a spacious lobby with ample seating, and dedicated conference and board rooms. More importantly, Coworking with Wisdom members can choose from daily classes on meditation, Chi Gong and Tibetan Yoga, along with monthly lunch gatherings and brief seminars to explore such topics as personal development and meditation.

Membership includes up to eight monthly classes that are timed to coincide with one’s daily workday rhythm, from sessions to wake up in the morning, refresh at midday and gather restorative energy and focus in the evening. Members who wish to dive deeper into their inner balance can use meditation rooms for individual sitting or participate in guided sessions.

Until the official launch on September 28th, Coworking with Wisdom is offering donation-based yoga and meditation classes to anybody who wants to explore Berkeley’s most innovative coworking space. Free Yoga classes are offered at 6 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Free meditation classes are offered at 9:30 am on Tuesday and 6 pm on Thursday starting September 11th.

Coworking with Wisdom is also hosting a weekly “Be Happy Hour” on Fridays at 7 pm with light refreshments and special guests exploring the topics of transformation and the extraordinary potential of being.

“We are a very different type of coworking community because we are not only about the latest and greatest productivity features. Our vision is to give coworking depth and meaning. We want to help our members develop and enhance their focus, their respect for self and others. We want to foster

creativity and productivity, strengthen collaboration and community, and give every member a healthy sense of play,” said Wangmo Dixey, Executive Director of Dharma College.

Dharma College is an urban sanctuary, as accommodating to individual working spaces as to team offices. The experience of being at Dharma College is enhanced by its location in the stimulating city of Berkeley, known globally for inquiry, research and the development of cutting-edge knowledge.

“Berkeley has always been associated with the search for meaning and deep inner exploration,” said Dixey, who is a native of Berkeley and has lived there since the 1960s. She is the the eldest daughter of the Venerable Tarthang Tulku, the founder of Dharma College. “Many Buddhist groups from all over Asia have found their way here. We think we can be a refuge for those who wish to work with wisdom and in a spirit of harmony.” Dixey added: “We welcome all curious minds who want to be part of a coworking community that seeks a healthy and productive work-life balance.”

The ground floor of the old Armstrong College building west of the UC Berkeley campus on Harold Way is reserved for Coworking with Wisdom members who will have access to deep and enriching classes in yoga, mindfulness, Chi Gong, Tibetan Yoga and Kum Nye (subtle energy movement).

Other regular offerings include classes to explore spiritually-based business methods such as skillful means and projects linking technology and consciousness.

Besides opening its new coworking space, Dharma College is also launching a new, two-year program to develop the “Extraordinary Potential of Being.” The program is based on The Lotus Trilogy by Tarthang Tulku and consists of eight eight-week courses and two one-week retreats.

Coworking with Wisdom will open to the general public on September 28, 2018 on 2222 Harold Way. Dharma College is accepting early applications and offering special discounts for founding members.


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